Ahh, the classic pair of jeans. Who doesn’t go misty eyed over that perfectly fitting and flattering pair that you once fell in love with but they got discontinued and life has never been the same again?! Well, we’re here to help you to find the next pair of perfect jeans that you can’t live without. The great thing is that jeans really have transcended fashion fads. So from high waisted skinny jeans to low slung flares, you have the freedom to choose whatever is the best shape and style for you. Here, we look at flattering the fuller figure through cut, fabric and length.
This is a classic waistline for cinching your middle and balancing out chest and hips. It’s also the most secure way to wear your jeans as they are less likely to slip down as you move around.
It’s easy to shun low rise jeans for the fuller figure. Without the security of a high waist, it can feel like you’re walking into a ‘muffin top’. However, you simply need to choose the right denim (not stretchy) in the right size. For extra stability, go for the tucked in top look with a pair of control briefs underneath. H&M have great retro styles in sizes up to 30.
This casual waistline is comfortable and great for daily wear. Mid-rise sits a bit differently on everyone so it can be unpredictable. But it’s the best waistline to head to if you want that snug pair of everyday jeans.
There really is no better cut of jean to make a curvy bum look great. Black jeans are the perfect complement here. The key for fuller figures is to get the waist / thigh proportion right. So head to the Levis Curve range at Next for a great fit.
A gentle, classic line is ideal for a go-to pair of every day jeans. However, this means that the fit must be absolutely perfect. We love Simply Be for designs that are specifically styled to fit plus size bodies.
This leg looks great on taller ladies. The width of the flare balances out a larger bust to create harmony in your look. If tall is not you, then all is not lost – simply team your flares with a platform or wedge heel.
This is a lovely on trend casual look which is also super comfy. So far so great for fuller figures. Just make sure you pair these jeans with a tight tucked in top or cropped top to add curve to your silhouette.
The great thing about structured denim is that it provides stability. It can also be a bit starchy to wear until it’s broken in! So when you do shop for every day favourite jeans, look for quality that will last. Try the Good American brand for high quality garments that are designed for plus size shoppers.
Jeggings are such a fantastic wardrobe staple for curvy ladies. The stretch fabric serves to secure and enhance your curves. Go high waisted to maximise the effect and the comfort.
Knee rips are very much on trend, and distressed denim is a dynamic way to wear your jeans. For fuller figures, this works best on looser cut styles as rips higher up on the thigh can become uncomfortable.
Under Jean Shapewear
Wearing clothes well has as much to so with what you have on underneath as it does with the clothing choice itself. So team your favourite jeans with shaping shorts or high waisted control briefs. These pieces of shapewear smooth the line of your hips and thighs, making your jeans sit securely on your curves. With a structured foundation, you may find that a wider variety of styles become your new favourite jeans!